Baked pumpkin oatmeal leftovers always translate into an easy goin’ day. This time I topped them with some of the granola that I made yesterday and sunbutter. A TJ’s sunflower butter puddle!
And coffee that I had to heat in the microwave because we accidentally brewed it last night when we thought the coffee maker was set to program but it was set on brew instead! D’oh!
I went to Pump Challenge this morning and burned out my upper body. Chris is rockin’ some awesome music right now – mash-ups of everything from Mmmm Bop (I know!) to Titanium. Mazen stayed home and played games with his KK, so I was able to bike to the gym and back in record time.
After a quick shower, I made…..FRENCH TOAST!
I pulled out an egg and slice of bread to incorporate into my salad and decided that they should be married together.
In to the egg, I stirred Lemon Pepper Salt that I got at The Spice Diva this weekend plus some dried dill.
It turned out fantastic!! Although I have to say I resisted the urge to smother this savory slice with sunbutter : ) This is definitely going into my lunchtime rotation!
On the side – the rest of the salad. Mixed greens, sliced veg, goat cheese, pecans, honey drizzle and Citron Salt flakes, also from The Spice Diva.
Here are a few things around my house I’m currently loving –
Canvases of Mazen I made with Black Friday sales at Easy Canvas Prints
Big glass jars I got on Amazon for only $13 each to hold our diaper laundry detergent and oxiclean
Soapnuts on the right for clothes! The jars make me turn my head every time I pass the laundry room.
And some old crocks my mom gave me – one for magazines and one for kitchen utensils!
And last but not least, I finally found something I LOVE in our kitchen top shelf – my two vintage glass jars (from an antique store). They used to be on our countertops, but I like them even more up there.
This afternoon Mazen napped while I prepared for a massive Google Hangout for The Shorty Awards! The Real Health bloggers gathered in a live group video chat with Michele Promaulayko, editor of Women’s Health Magazine, to talk about #socialfitness. Real Health is sponsoring the awards this year, and it’s been fun getting involved.
I snacked on yogurt with cranberry sauce and granola afterwards
And got some crazy beans cookin’! These beauties came from Whole Foods and I soaked them overnight. Then today I put them in my rice cooker and although they overflowed with protein foam, they turned out perfectly cooked.
With beans, the bigger the better! I love love giant beans.
We served them with leftover brown rice drizzled in Bone Suckin’ Sauce, avocado, Greek yogurt and lemon pepper salt.
Plus a hugeeeeee pile of sautéed kale and braisin’ greens from our garden! These were washed + torn and then cooked in some bacon grease we saved in the fridge and drizzled with some smoked maple syrup. So good!
Slice of dark chocolate for dessert. I almost nibbled on my compact flash card instead of the chocolate square!